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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916772/limits-of-predictability-of-cascading-overload-failures-in-spatially-embedded-networks-with-distributed-flows
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A Moussawi, N Derzsy, X Lin, B K Szymanski, G Korniss
Cascading failures are a critical vulnerability of complex information or infrastructure networks. Here we investigate the properties of load-based cascading failures in real and synthetic spatially-embedded network structures, and propose mitigation strategies to reduce the severity of damages caused by such failures. We introduce a stochastic method for optimal heterogeneous distribution of resources (node capacities) subject to a fixed total cost. Additionally, we design and compare the performance of networks with N-stable and (N-1)-stable network-capacity allocations by triggering cascades using various real-world node-attack and node-failure scenarios...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911803/sensory-overload-and-imbalance-resting-state-vestibular-connectivity-in-ptsd-and-its-dissociative-subtype
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Sherain Harricharan, Andrew A Nicholson, Maria Densmore, Jean Théberge, Margaret C McKinnon, Richard W J Neufeld, Ruth A Lanius
BACKGROUND: The vestibular system integrates multisensory information to monitor one's bodily orientation in space, and is influenced by interoceptive awareness. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) involves typically alterations in interoceptive and bodily self-awareness evidenced by symptoms of hyperarousal, as well as of emotional detachment, including emotional numbing, depersonalization, and derealization. These alterations may disrupt vestibular multisensory integration between the brainstem (vestibular nuclei) and key vestibular cortical regions (parieto-insular vestibular cortex, prefrontal cortex)...
September 11, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903073/reconciling-disparate-information-in-continuity-of-care-documents-piloting-a-system-to-consolidate-structured-clinical-documents
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Masoud Hosseini, Josette Jones, Anthony Faiola, Daniel J Vreeman, Huanmei Wu, Brian E Dixon
BACKGROUND: Due to the nature of information generation in health care, clinical documents contain duplicate and sometimes conflicting information. Recent implementation of health information exchange (HIE) mechanisms in which clinical summary documents are exchanged among disparate health care organizations can proliferate duplicate and conflicting information. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To reduce information overload, a system to automatically consolidate information across multiple clinical summary documents was developed for an HIE network...
September 10, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898404/high-versus-standard-volume-enteral-feeds-to-promote-growth-in-preterm-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Niranjan Thomas, Vijay Gupta, Anand Viswanathan, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: Breast milk alone, given at standard recommended volumes (150 to 180 mL/kg/d), is not adequate to meet the protein, energy, and other nutrient requirements of growing preterm or low birth weight infants. One strategy that may be used to address these potential nutrient deficits is to give infants enteral feeds in excess of 200 mL/kg/d ('high-volume' feeds). This approach may increase nutrient uptake and growth rates, but concerns include that high-volume enteral feeds may cause feed intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux, aspiration pneumonia, necrotising enterocolitis, or complications related to fluid overload, including patent ductus arteriosus and bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882750/grey-areas-new-zealand-ambulance-personnel-s-experiences-of-challenging-resuscitation-decision-making
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Natalie Elizabeth Anderson, Merryn Gott, Julia Slark
INTRODUCTION: When faced with a patient in cardiac arrest, ambulance personnel must rapidly make complex decisions with limited information. Much of the research examining decisions to commence, continue, withhold or terminate resuscitation has used retrospective audits of registry data and clinical documentation. This study offers a provider-perspective which characterises uncertainty and highlights clinical, cognitive, emotional and physical demands associated with decision-making in the cardiac arrest context...
September 4, 2017: International Emergency Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866725/dr-karol-de-beaurain-a-psychiatrist-s-profile-part-2
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REVIEW
Krzysztof Rutkowski, Edyta Dembińska
The paper sets out to recall the profile of Karol de Beaurain, a psychiatrist, who was one of first Poles to use the psychoanalytic method in treatment. So far, he has been mostly known as the one who was Witkacy's psychoanalyst. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz and Eugenia Dunin-Borkowska are the first patients who are known by their names and who received psychoanalytic treatment in the history of the Polish medicine. Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz's letters and drawings originating from the psychoanalysis period served as a source of information about Witkacy's psychoanalysis...
June 18, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833339/an-ethnographic-investigation-of-healthcare-providers-approaches-to-facilitating-person-centredness-in-group-based-diabetes-education
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Vibeke Stenov, Nana Folmann Hempler, Susanne Reventlow, Gitte Wind
AIM: To investigate approaches among healthcare providers (HCPs) that support or hinder person-centredness in group-based diabetes education programmes targeting persons with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Ethnographic fieldwork in a municipal and a hospital setting in Denmark. The two programmes included 21 participants and 10 HCPs and were observed over 5 weeks. Additionally, 10 in-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with patients (n = 7) and HCPs (n = 3)...
August 22, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827231/supporting-the-use-of-theory-in-cross-country-health-services-research-a-participatory-qualitative-approach-using-normalisation-process-theory-as-an-example
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Catherine A O'Donnell, Frances S Mair, Christopher Dowrick, Mary O'Reilly-de Brún, Tomas de Brún, Nicola Burns, Christos Lionis, Aristoula Saridaki, Maria Papadakaki, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten, Katja Gravenhorst, Lucy Cooper, Christine Princz, Erik Teunissen, Francine van den Driessen Mareeuw, Maria Vlahadi, Wolfgang Spiegel, Anne MacFarlane
OBJECTIVES: To describe and reflect on the process of designing and delivering a training programme supporting the use of theory, in this case Normalisation Process Theory (NPT), in a multisite cross-country health services research study. DESIGN: Participatory research approach using qualitative methods. SETTING: Six European primary care settings involving research teams from Austria, England, Greece, Ireland, The Netherlands and Scotland...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822668/intrinsic-wave-propagation-of-myocardial-stretch-a-new-tool-to-evaluate-myocardial-stiffness-a-pilot-study-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis-and-mitral-regurgitation
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Cristina Pislaru, Mahmoud M Alashry, Jeremy J Thaden, Patricia A Pellikka, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Sorin V Pislaru
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) filling following atrial contraction generates LV myocardial stretch that propagates from base to apex with a speed proportional to myocardial elasticity. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that intrinsic velocity propagation of myocardial stretch (iVP) would be altered in patients with valvular disease and chronic LV pressure overload or volume overload, which may adversely affect mechanical properties of the LV tissue. A second aim was to compare iVP with flow propagation velocity in the chamber...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821525/point-of-care-washing-of-allogeneic-red-blood-cells-for-the-prevention-of-transfusion-related-respiratory-complications-war-prc-a-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomised-clinical-trial-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Matthew A Warner, Ian J Welsby, Phillip J Norris, Christopher C Silliman, Sarah Armour, Erica D Wittwer, Paula J Santrach, Laurie A Meade, Lavonne M Liedl, Chelsea M Nieuwenkamp, Brian Douthit, Camille M van Buskirk, Phillip J Schulte, Rickey E Carter, Daryl J Kor
INTRODUCTION: The transfusion-related respiratory complications, transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), are leading causes of transfusion-related morbidity and mortality. At present, there are no effective preventive strategies with red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Although mechanisms remain incompletely defined, soluble biological response modifiers (BRMs) within the RBC storage solution may play an important role. Point-of-care (POC) washing of allogeneic RBCs may remove these BRMs, thereby mitigating their impact on post-transfusion respiratory complications...
August 18, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820041/a-report-of-7-year-experience-on-pediatric-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy
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Ayse Filiz Yetimakman, Selman Kesici, Murat Tanyildiz, Umut Selda Bayrakci, Benan Bayrakci
BACKGROUND: Continuous renal replacement therapies (CRRTs) either as continuous venovenous hemofiltration (CVVH) or hemodiafiltration (CVVHD) are used frequently in critically ill children. Many clinical variables and technical issues are known to affect the result. The factors that could be modified to increase the survival of renal replacement are sought. As a contribution, we present the data on 104 patients who underwent CRRT within a 7-year period. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A total of 104 patients admitted between 2009 and 2016 were included in the study...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816649/improving-regional-influenza-surveillance-through-a-combination-of-automated-outbreak-detection-methods-the-2015-16-season-in-france
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Camille Pelat, Isabelle Bonmarin, Marc Ruello, Anne Fouillet, Céline Caserio-Schönemann, Daniel Levy-Bruhl, Yann Le Strat
The 2014/15 influenza epidemic caused a work overload for healthcare facilities in France. The French national public health agency announced the start of the epidemic - based on indicators aggregated at the national level - too late for many hospitals to prepare. It was therefore decided to improve the influenza alert procedure through (i) the introduction of a pre-epidemic alert level to better anticipate future outbreaks, (ii) the regionalisation of surveillance so that healthcare structures can be informed of the arrival of epidemics in their region, (iii) the standardised use of data sources and statistical methods across regions...
August 10, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809446/deferasirox-for-managing-iron-overload-in-people-with-thalassaemia
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REVIEW
Claudia Bollig, Lisa K Schell, Gerta Rücker, Roman Allert, Edith Motschall, Charlotte M Niemeyer, Dirk Bassler, Joerg J Meerpohl
BACKGROUND: Thalassaemia is a hereditary anaemia due to ineffective erythropoiesis. In particular, people with thalassaemia major develop secondary iron overload resulting from regular red blood cell transfusions. Iron chelation therapy is needed to prevent long-term complications.Both deferoxamine and deferiprone are effective; however, a review of the effectiveness and safety of the newer oral chelator deferasirox in people with thalassaemia is needed. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of oral deferasirox in people with thalassaemia and iron overload...
August 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806954/-usability-of-data-integration-and-visualization-software-for-multidisciplinary-pediatric-intensive-care-a-human-factors-approach-to-assessing-technology
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Ying Ling Lin, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Jessica Tomasi, Peter Laussen, Patricia Trbovich
BACKGROUND: Intensive care clinicians use several sources of data in order to inform decision-making. We set out to evaluate a new interactive data integration platform called T3™ made available for pediatric intensive care. Three primary functions are supported: tracking of physiologic signals, displaying trajectory, and triggering decisions, by highlighting data or estimating risk of patient instability. We designed a human factors study to identify interface usability issues, to measure ease of use, and to describe interface features that may enable or hinder clinical tasks...
August 14, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806577/prevalence-and-predictors-of-cardiac-and-liver-iron-overload-in-patients-with-thalassemia-a-multicenter-study-based-on-real-world-data
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Rungroj Krittayaphong, Vip Viprakasit, Pairash Saiviroonporn, Noppadol Siritanaratkul, Suvipaporn Siripornpitak, Arunotai Meekaewkunchorn, Thawatchai Kirawittaya, Pornpun Sripornsawan, Arunee Jetsrisuparb, Jiraporn Srinakarin, Peerapon Wong, Nuttaporntira Phalakornkul, Phakatip Sinlapamongkolkul, John Wood
Prevalence of cardiac and liver iron overload in patients with thalassemia in real-world practice may vary among different regions especially in the era of widely-used iron chelation therapy. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of cardiac and liver iron overload in and the management patterns of patients with thalassemia in real-world practice in Thailand. We established a multicenter registry for patients with thalassemia who underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as part of their clinical evaluation...
August 5, 2017: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791541/cancer-counseling-of-low-income-limited-english-proficient-latina-women-using-medical-interpreters-implications-for-shared-decision-making
#16
Daniella Kamara, Jon Weil, Janey Youngblom, Claudia Guerra, Galen Joseph
In cancer genetic counseling (CGC), communication across language and culture challenges the model of practice based on shared decision-making. To date, little research has examined the decision-making process of low-income, limited English proficiency (LEP) patients in CGC. This study identified communication patterns in CGC sessions with this population and assessed how these patterns facilitate or inhibit the decision-making process during the sessions. We analyzed 24 audio recordings of CGC sessions conducted in Spanish via telephone interpreters at two public hospitals...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771495/social-and-content-aware-one-class-recommendation-of-papers-in-scientific-social-networks
#17
Gang Wang, XiRan He, Carolyne Isigi Ishuga
With the rapid development of information technology, scientific social networks (SSNs) have become the fastest and most convenient way for researchers to communicate with each other. Many published papers are shared via SSNs every day, resulting in the problem of information overload. How to appropriately recommend personalized and highly valuable papers for researchers is becoming more urgent. However, when recommending papers in SSNs, only a small amount of positive instances are available, leaving a vast amount of unlabelled data, in which negative instances and potential unseen positive instances are mixed together, which naturally belongs to One-Class Collaborative Filtering (OCCF) problem...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768908/nonmyocyte-erk1-2-signaling-contributes-to-load-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-marfan-mice
#18
Rosanne Rouf, Elena Gallo MacFarlane, Eiki Takimoto, Rahul Chaudhary, Varun Nagpal, Peter P Rainer, Julia G Bindman, Elizabeth E Gerber, Djahida Bedja, Christopher Schiefer, Karen L Miller, Guangshuo Zhu, Loretha Myers, Nuria Amat-Alarcon, Dong I Lee, Norimichi Koitabashi, Daniel P Judge, David A Kass, Harry C Dietz
Among children with the most severe presentation of Marfan syndrome (MFS), an inherited disorder of connective tissue caused by a deficiency of extracellular fibrillin-1, heart failure is the leading cause of death. Here, we show that, while MFS mice (Fbn1C1039G/+ mice) typically have normal cardiac function, pressure overload (PO) induces an acute and severe dilated cardiomyopathy in association with fibrosis and myocyte enlargement. Failing MFS hearts show high expression of TGF-β ligands, with increased TGF-β signaling in both nonmyocytes and myocytes; pathologic ERK activation is restricted to the nonmyocyte compartment...
August 3, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762626/adjustment-of-target-weight-based-on-absolute-blood-volume-reduces-the-frequency-of-intradialytic-morbid-events
#19
Susanne Kron, Daniel Schneditz, Jutta Czerny, Til Leimbach, Klemens Budde, Joachim Kron
INTRODUCTION: Adequate volume management removing excess volume and at the same time avoiding intradialytic morbid events (IME) remains a core problem in current hemodialysis (HD) therapy. Recently, we developed a feasible method to determine absolute blood volume (Vs, in mL/kg) in patients on HD. The aim of this study was to investigate the suitability of Vs measurements for volume management. METHODS: Following a 4 week baseline phase to quantify the frequency of IME, volume status was determined in a single specified HD session during which Vs was measured using dialysate dilution, volume overload (Vo, L) was measured using bioimpedance spectroscopy, and the occurrence of IME was recorded...
August 1, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761885/self-directed-learning-barriers-in-a-virtual-environment-a-qualitative-study
#20
Noushin Kohan, Kamran Soltani Arabshahi, Rita Mojtahedzadeh, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Amirhousein Emami
INTRODUCTION: There is a growing trend in online education courses in higher education institutes. Previous studies have shown that high levels of self-direction are essential for successful online learning. The present study aims to investigate challenges of and barriers to self-directed virtual-learning among postgraduate students of medical sciences. METHOD: 23 postgraduate virtual students of medical sciences in Iran, collected through maximum variation purposive sampling and semi-structured interviews, served as the sample of this study...
July 2017: Journal of Advances in Medical Education & Professionalism
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